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|There’s no doubt that rolling out a new strategy must be challenging. Even more so when you’re a leading market player and everyone watches your every move.
This week we report on KION’s restructure and it’s refreshing to note the openness of the company in its announcement.
KION is currently the second-largest forklift supplier in a market that has been shaken by mergers and acquisitions, dogged by slow economic growth and challenged by the emergence of strong competition from Asia.
We’ll all watch the changes with interest, especially in the new year, when the two current mega-mergers start to impact on the market.
|Local News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|Operators vie for title Australasia News|
Brisbane, Queensland Eighteen forklift drivers will compete at the National Forklift Championship 2015 in Brisbane this week.
While the course layout will be kept confidential until the big day, Australian ... [more]
|New fleet saves millions for multinational firm Australasia News|
Fairfield, New South Wales Komatsu Forklift Australia will save a large multinational company nearly $5 million with the company’s $6.4 million order of over 150 Komatsu electric counterbalance forklifts, which will replace LPG trucks. ... [more]
|Hyundai moves, sets up new arm Australasia News|
Macquarie Park, New South Wales Hyundai forklift distributor HFA Distributors Pty Ltd is moving to new headquarters at the Hyundai Motors building in Macquarie Park, Sydney over the Christmas break. It was previously based in ... [more]
|Work safe this season Australasia News|
Melbourne, Victoria More Victorian workers die in the weeks before Christmas than at any other time of the year, says WorkSafe Victoria.
The safety organisation came to that conclusion after looking ... [more]
|Global News||Editorial articles by Forkliftaction News|
|KION unveils new structure|
GERMANY The KION Group has announced a restructure aimed at sharpening its focus on the specific customer and market requirements of the key regions of the world. The new approach should ... [more]
|Riwal expands in Europe|
NETHERLANDS Aerial work platform and telehandler rental specialist Riwal has expanded in Europe by opening new depots in Belgium, Denmark and Sweden.
Antwerp is the second-largest city in Belgium ... [more]
|Gaussin distributes CES|
FRANCE Gaussin Manugistique in France has been appointed exclusive dealer by CES Italy of its VRS (variable wheelbase reach stacker) in certain markets. These include France and francophone countries such as ... [more]
|UniCarriers shares vision with dealers|
UNITED STATES UniCarriers Americas Corporation shared insights into the benefits of its acquisition by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries with dealers at its recent dealer meeting.
Themed “A Powerful Partnership”, company officials and ... [more]
|UK debut for Bobcat telehandler|
BELGIUM The first Bobcat T35130S 13 m telehandler in the UK has been deployed on a hillside residential development close to Edinburgh, the capital city of Scotland. The new telehandler has ... [more]
|Movers & Shakers|
Cargotec, FB Chain [more]
|Kalmar equips Marsa Maroc expansion|
MOROCCO Kalmar and Marsa Maroc have signed an agreement for the supply of seven Kalmar rubber-tyred gantry (RTG) cranes and Kalmar Care service and support to the new Terminal a Conteneurs ... [more]
|ReachMaster adds hybrid model|
UNITED STATES ReachMaster unveiled the 79 ft. (24m) platform height BlueLift B85 at the Tree Care Industry Association's recent TCI Expo in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
ReachMaster, North America's exclusive importer of BlueLift ... [more]
|SpeedAssist promises safety|
GERMANY Linde is touting its SpeedAssist solution as a safety breakthrough for outdoor vehicles entering premises.
The transition space between the indoor and outdoor areas of logistics centres and ... [more]
|Toyota Kirloskar driver wins in India|
INDIA Srinivasa N D, an employee of Toyota Kirloskar Motor, has been crowned the inaugural Forklift Operator of the Year - India 2015.
He beat off stiff competition during the ... [more]
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|New chargers from Delta-Q|
Delta-Q Technologies has announced the introduction of two new IC Series battery charging solutions for use with electric forklifts, burden carriers and stock chasers. [more]
|Nissan Forklifts by UniCarriers Dealer Down Under|
Lencrow Materials Handling is the newly appointed, without a shadow of doubt, Australian distributor for UniCarriers products across Australia. There is a lot more on the table that can now be offered to customers... [more]
|Reduce accidents and prevent injury with comprehensive safety solution|
How to tackle forklift unsafe practices and reduce accidents: SIS MINI anticollision: automatic slowing down and blocking; SIS EASY Maneuvering assistant: visual /buzzer; CYGUARD warning system for pedestrians; CYVIEW camera /monitor; CYLED warning [more]
|Is your forward-reaching log or pipe handling truck costing you?|
If your application is in forestry, construction, or oil and gas, controlling costs isn't a good idea, it's a necessity. The Cary-Lift 154, the most efficient rugged terrain lift truck in its class, puts your bottom line back into your operations. [more]
|Avoid Forklift Accidents with Essential Safety Products from TVH|
TVH believes that safety is important everywhere forklifts are used. From warning lights to back up alarms and everything in-between, TVH has you covered with our wide range of products to keep you, your forklift and your workforce safe. [more]
|REAL FMX - Lifting the Warehousing, Logistics and Retail Industry|
Real FMX is a total forklift management and engine protection system, operating via GSM networks to provide the flexibility of information-on-the-go anywhere in the world. [more]
|Maximise exclusion zone compliance around your vehicles|
Workplace accidents are costly in terms of expensive downtime, investigations and increased insurance premiums. BodyGuard® i-Tag system uses the latest technology to significantly reduce the risk of collision between moving vehicles and pedestrians in the workplace. [more]
|Saudi Transtec highlights major investment opportunities|
SAUDI TRANSTEC is the region’s most comprehensive event for transportation, materials handling, warehousing and logistics, and is now in its 6th successful year. Saudi Transtec highlights major investment opportunities - be part of Saudi Arabias’s growth! [more]
|CeMAT INDIA to display Smart Supply Chain Solutions|
CeMAT INDIA to display Smart Supply Chain Solutions and host ‘CeMAT Application Park’. The event will see participation from leading companies in Materials Handling / Intralogistics, Storage Systems, Warehousing and Logistic Services. [more]
|Dates set for Forkliftaction’s 2016 features|
Get a wider view of materials handling with Forkliftaction’s 2016 features:
Want more information? Email the team for a general summary about what each feature will cover.
- Side loaders: 18 February
- Container Handling: 21 April
- Lean Warehousing: 15 September
- Attachments: 17 November
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